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Bears players, others applaud Marshall trade

Posted Mar 13, 2012

Brandon Marshall’s new teammates and others took to Twitter Tuesday to react to the Bears’ acquisition of the three-time Pro Bowl receiver in a trade with the Miami Dolphins.

Brandon Marshall’s new teammates and others took to Twitter Tuesday to react to the Bears’ acquisition of the three-time Pro Bowl receiver in a trade with the Miami Dolphins.

"Told you we could get that #15 out of storage," tweeted quarterback Jay Cutler, who played with Marshall with the Denver Broncos from 2006-08. "Getting the band back together! Good to have #15 back."

“I’m so happy we got another Florida boy on the team!” wrote receiver Devin Hester.

“Welcome to the Bear family,” kicker Robbie Gould tweeted. “Super Bowl or bust.”

Linebacker Lance Briggs also mentioned the return of cornerback Tim Jennings, who agreed to a two-year contract shortly before becoming an unrestricted free agent.

“Today is a great day,” Briggs wrote. “[Jennings] gets re-signed and Bears made trade for Brandon Marshall. Great for us!”

Dolphins running back Reggie Bush tweeted: “Hate to see my boy B Marshall go. That’s the league for you, one day you’re here, next day you’re gone. Chicago is getting one hell of a player.”

Others commended first-year general manager Phil Emery for making such a shrewd deal.

Former Bears safety Chris Harris wrote: “The Bears might have just pulled off the trade of the past decade.”

ESPN’s Michael Smith tweeted: “The Bears just committed highway robbery.”

Former Bears defensive end Alex Brown wrote: “B Marshall is huge! Emery making a statement in his first free agency as Da Man! Great pick up, IMO.”

Chicago Tribune columnist David Haugh tweeted: “This is way you make a statement, new GM. This is how you address a need that’s been neglected far too long. This is how you affect change.”

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